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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Yasgur's Farm on 1969-08-16 (August 16, 1969)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: August 16, 1969 (check for other copies)
Venue: Yasgur's Farm
Location: Bethel, NY

Source: Soundboard
Lineage: Unknown
Transferred by: D. Finney
Keywords: Soundboard; D. Finney


St. Stephen
Mama Tried
Stage Chatter
Dark Star
High Time
Turn On Your Lovelight

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Reviewer: dreatimeland - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - June 29, 2012
Subject: Great archive
The sound quality is execeptional. There is a near 40 minute Lovelight. The degree of audience in the mix makes me feel like I`m closer to the event than what I had seen on Woodstock the Movie. Point is for Deadheads remove the movie version from your memory and as Kesey liked to say LOOK WITH YOUR EARS and listen with your eyes.

Reviewer: ah_uh_oh_um - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - August 16, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On LSD" 1969-08-16 at Max Yasgur's Farm, Bethel, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


The GRATEFUL DEAD at Woodstock 40 years ago today!

July 69', the "Establishment" put the first men on the moon... August 69' the Hippies put on 3 Days of Music & Peace in upstate New York...well, the rewards from the Moon Landing keep paying dividends even to today, and the Woodstock, Music and Peace thing?

Well, Rap replaced Rock...lmao, and the Peace thing still ain't caught on...I never heard NWA sing about peace. I guess when you can put a profit in peace then we'll have it?

Technology became the new religion, not Tim Leary and his "mind expanding drugs"...amazing how many "hippies" that survived Woodstock have a blackberry, i-Phone, i-Pod, and a laptop and don't take LSD anymore.

We can repeat the Moon landing, can the Hippies repeat Woodstock? They tried a few times, Watkins Glen, Atlanta, Altamont...but they were nothing like Woodstock.

This ain't the worst show the DEAD ever did.

I think the fact that Pigpen did a 45 minute version of "Turn On Your Lovelight" is proof he was the only one on stage NOT on LSD that day....lol.

They were there as part of the scene, they were not interested in the exploitation of the Hippies, or the exploitation of the music...they enjoyed themselves, and didn't care about being "shocked" by the ungrounded mics, and all the other cool "crap" that went on at Woodstock.

My favorite performers from Woodstock are Joe Cocker & the Grease Band, The Jefferson Airplane, Santana, The Who, Sly & the Family Stone, Janis Joplin, Canned Heat, Ten years After, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Jimi Hendrix.

If you're a fan of the GRATEFUL DEAD you're gonna want this show...too.

I was 14 when Woodstock took place, I was too young to go...but I remember all the freaks, weirdo's and hippies carrying on like they were the center of the universe...yeah, of their own world.

My older brother went, he was 18-19, he came back with Mono...missed the start of college that September, wasn't healthy enough to go to school until January. LMAO...freaks.

Woodstock....no food, no water, no toilets, no phones, roads blocked for tens of miles, and lots of rain....and the hippies will tell you it was the BEST THING that ever happened on planet earth...watch the movie now, 40 years later...see if it still gives you that same feelin...

My first rock concert wasn't Woodstock, it was Led Zeppelin at Madison Square Garden September 19, 1970, and I am glad.

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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD, for tomorrow we may die.

Thanks for the LOVE from Woodstock.

PS: Remember to click on the "DeadLists Project" link and get the POSTERS for this show.

Reviewer: HoopadelicDusty - 2.00 out of 5 stars2.00 out of 5 stars - August 22, 2008
Subject: One set? What is this?
You gotta love that the dead played Dark Star in front of such a large group of peaceful people, but other than that the set is pretty typical. I know, no one out there can give a "typical" dead set, but still, the only reason this set stands out is the woodstock factor.
Hoop it till you drop

Reviewer: Alek Flensat - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - August 11, 2008
Subject: How I got into the Grateful Dead....
This show...
I watched the Woodstock film (look, I'm too young to have ever gone to a Dead show) and well, wanted more. Having been into recordings in general (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Who, etc.) I found a set of the songs unofficially released. I only wanted to download The Who, CCR, and I think Hendrix. But having heard much about the Dead but having not heard them, I picked it up.
I fell in love with this show, and that is how I came to love The Grateful Dead.

Reviewer: coolbooks - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - April 30, 2008
Subject: Excellent Historical Document of Muddy Mess
Perfect soundboard feed captures mounting frustration and mild chaos of the Woodstock appearance -- which includes shocking microphones, power outs, cb-radio signal interference (!) and a slowing sliding stage(!!) Much of the music starts quite nicely, but by mid-song, you can almost feel the distraction and bewilderment on stage and the feeling goes. Starting with St. Stephen which they bow out of abruptly; apparently the band could not hear anything except electronic hum!! All-in-all, a fine slice of Woodstock and GD life, elsewhere forgotten (perhaps on purpose!)